Editorial: Survey should prompt concerns

Published: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 04:34 PM.

Sure, even the best swimmer is still going to be pulled out slightly, but by swimming parallel to the shore, one eventually swims out of the rip current. At that point, it’s easier to get back to the shore, and the incoming waves can actually help in that process of getting back to the beach.

Sure, no one may be thinking of heading to the beach to take a dip now, but when that time comes, think about rip currents. Learn how to spot one from the shore. Know how to escape one. This way, one of nature’s best playgrounds can be a source of enjoyment rather than the site of tragedy.

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